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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 256–258.
Published: 01 August 2000
...ANNA MAE DUANE MARIANNE NOBLE, The Masochistic Pleasures of Sentimental Literature (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000), pp. 240, cloth, $55.00, paper, $18.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2000 2000 An Uneasy Union: Pain, Pleasure, and Power in American...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 5–27.
Published: 01 May 2000
... . Williams , Raymond . The Country and the City . New York: Oxford UP, 1973 . Yeazell , Ruth Bernard . “The Boundaries of Mansfield Park.” Representations 7 ( 1984 ): 133 –52. Austen's Powers: Engaging With Adam Smith in Debates About Wealth...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 85–103.
Published: 01 May 2021
... introduces us to “the General,” a fictionalized version of Siyad Barre, who ruled Somalia from 1969 to 1991. Like Barre's, the General's power exemplifies what Achille Mbembe calls “necropolitics,” or “the contemporary subjugation of life to the power of death.” The General's necropower manifests, peculiarly...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 474–481.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of Hardy's status as a “pastoral” author. “Pastoral” is a major concept in contemporary theory because of Michel Foucault's arguments about the emergence of this form of power as one of the basic elements of Western modernity, but it can be easy to forget how directly Foucault links pastoral power to its...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 210–225.
Published: 01 August 2018
...-interest should be understood as an emergent form of biopolitical organization, one in which sovereign power operates by compelling individual agential choices in relation to the preservation of life. In conclusion, I turn to the popular “ticking-time-bomb” torture scenario in order to elucidate something...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 301–326.
Published: 01 August 2012
... gave him the status of dissident, it simultaneously ignored the formal innovations and political transgressions of his novels. This essay traces confrontations between Turkish literary modernity and secular modern state power in Pamuk's work and the Turkish novel. Such an analysis reveals...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 343–367.
Published: 01 November 2012
...) is a mark of the text's modernity. What Brown recognizes in his analysis of emergent networks is the power of the city to reorder social connection, enabling individuals to bypass official sources of information, play a role in the process of transmission, and become (often unwitting) participants...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 193–213.
Published: 01 August 2013
... the subject of the plot and yet bound by the pressures of ambition, the elderly male engages in a narrative compulsion that underlines the tremendous imaginative power of what has been left behind by both the realist novel and the modernity it represents. By doing so, the old man serves as the site through...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 253–274.
Published: 01 August 2013
... existence. That these moments may be read as obvious signs of delusion or unresolved grief tells us little about the power such images had in the early twentieth century or about how metaphors at a particular historical moment might be read, shaped, disrupted, and made real. A Latourian approach, instead...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 26–48.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Antoine Traisnel This essay probes the complex entanglements of vision and capture in James Fenimore Cooper's The Prairie . It argues that the economic model and epistemic regime of “capture” that emerges at the turn of the nineteenth century hinges on a taxonomic power—broadly defined as a method...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
... British and American power in their turns. If the eclipse of British hegemony conditioned the realism wars of the 1880s–90s and the rise of US hegemony conditioned the realism wars of the 1950s–60s, is it possible to comprehend our own emergent realist turn—and the debates it has begun to generate...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 196–206.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., & so on …”) when she determined to use the writing for her novel to conceive the new forms of power that crystallized during the 1930s as fascism intensified across Europe. Whereas critics tend to regard Three Guineas as the lucid statement of that which The Years allegedly could not articulate, I...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 400–409.
Published: 01 November 2009
... and do partake of an “Indianness” that is deemed authentic and powerful as long as they are understood to be committed to the Indian nation and her people from within or from afar. In Markandaya's case, I argue that after the global success of her first novel, Nectar in a Sieve (1954), her refusal to put...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 38–46.
Published: 01 May 2010
... that ends, in On Liberty (1859), with Mill's idea that the insidious and invasive powers of the social realm may be circumvented by taking refuge, and taking pleasure, in text-based intimacy, an intimacy that allows others' thoughts and feelings to be present as representations. For Mill, public persuasive...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 467–473.
Published: 01 November 2009
... (and the Domestication of the Savage Mind); the road through the forest as a symbol of writing and its power; and the solitary man, shut up in a closet, who attends to a disembodied voice but is distracted by noises from outside as a metonym for the experience of reading. While Achebe expresses a deep ambivalence about...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 297–303.
Published: 01 August 2009
...William A. Cohen Among the many elements that divert the nineteenth-century novel's plot and characters from achieving their ends—and thus keep such narratives moving—envy occupies a special place. Envy is so psychologically powerful that it often threatens not only to irretrievably derail...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 311–317.
Published: 01 August 2009
...: that “self-moving substance which is Subject” in the “shape of money .” For such a reading, the novel is thus to be grasped by critical theory as expressive of what Henri Lefebvre describes as a “predominance of the abstract in modern art [that] accompanies the extension of … the unlimited power of money...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 May 2010
... first by discussing what it calls “commodity origin” scenes in Émile Zola, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Richard Powers, a genre that like the epic simile interrupts the action to provide background knowledge. Second, it reflects on the famous first sentence of Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 332–336.
Published: 01 August 2009
... or culturally powerful at any given historical moment, it is necessary to look at the culture surrounding the production of that novel, and to do so in a way that takes into account the historical conditions that produced or made possible that particular cultural configuration. The modernist novel was perfectly...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... and domesticity that usually underpin the Victorian novel. The essay concludes by suggesting that the expansive length of Bleak House makes it more successful than many recent attempts at capturing the complexity and power of networked social experience, and it ends with the contention that Dickens merges...